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Boat trips to Monola

Jean and Aino Sibelius arrived at Monola along Lake Pielinen on two boats tied together, and they also had a square piano rented from Joensuu with them. The same route to Monola will be taken on traditional wooden boats. Upon arriving, you will visit Sibelius’s honeymoon resort, the Monola granary. At the lean-to of the Monolanniemi cape, you can enjoy a panoramic lakeside view across the lake to Koli.


Boat trips to Monola for groups from May to October

The price is €35 per person, and the minimum size for groups is 10 people. Trips in English are €40 per person. Bookings: Airi Okkonen, tel. +358 45 894 7557 and Cellist Jussi Makkonen and pianist Nazig Azezian’s Sibelius concert may be added to the trip for an additional price. For further details, please contact Jussi Makkonen, tel. +358 50 586 2740 or

Boat trips to Monola in July during the Monola Festival 

Boat trips are organized during the Monola Festival week. Ticket €35 includes the boat trip by wooden boats, a life jacket, raingear, guide services, a visit to Monola and campfire coffee at the Monolanniemi lean-to. The boat trips leave from the jetty of Hotel Puustelli, Hovileirinkatu 3, 81700 Lieksa. The trip takes approx. 2 hours. The minimum age for the trip is 5 years. Car transportation may be arranged for people with reduced mobility; in such case, please contact us in advance at tel. +358 50 434 3969.

Meeting spot: Hotelli Puustellin laituri, Hovileirinkatu 3, 81700 Lieksa.
Tickets: 35 €,; Koneva Lieksa, Pielisentie 16, 81700 Lieksa; Koneva Nurmes, Porokylänkatu 18, 75530 Nurmes.

Tickets for the boat trips organized during the Monola Festival will be available in Spring 2020. 


Boat trip to Monola during the Monola Festival 2019. Photo: Pekka Varonen

Opening hours

Open in the summer.

Opening hours in 2020: 


Tuesday–Sunday from 11AM to 4PM, closed on Mondays

Open for groups on request.


Adults 5 €

Children (ages 7 to 12) 1 €

Free entry for children under 7 years


Monola Granary

Monolanniementie, Lieksa

(guide signs from Vartialantie) 

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